A social work student working with a client

Discover this fast-growing profession! As a social work student, you will be trained as a generalist who encourages change within individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. You will learn to examine social problems in cultural, historical and current political contexts.

The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare prepares students for a wide range of careers providing services for children, victims of intimate partner violence, older adults, individuals experiencing homelessness and more.

The social work program at UW-Milwaukee is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Board of Accreditation.


Student Services
Department of Social Work
Enderis Hall, Room 1110


Department Programs

The Social Work Student

The Social Work Professional

The overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 9% from 2021-2031, faster than the average for all occupations.* Graduates from our program are adoption counselors, program services coordinators, gerontology specialists, mental health assistants, community outreach specialists, victim advocates, youth counselors, and more.

Where do UW-Milwaukee social work alumni work?

  • County and state entities
  • Healthcare settings
  • Human service institutions
  • Mental health programs
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • The justice system
  • Read more about social work alumni from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.